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Down Under Dive | Cruise & Fly Full Day Package

FROM: $530
SingleDay

Departure Times

Departs: 8:00 am
Returns: 3:15 pm

Pricing Options

$530 AUD / Person - Adult or Child (3+ years) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-2 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 31 Mar 2025)

The ultimate Great Barrier Reef day tour! Snorkel, dive, fly, and admire this stunning reef from all perspectives!

  • Full-day tour to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns
  • Visit 2 magical reef locations and snorkel or dive for up to 5 hours
  • Cruise the Coral Sea aboard the luxury yacht, Evolution
  • Soar over the reef with a scenic helicopter flight
  • One unforgettable, action-packed day with lunch included

This full-day Cruise & Fly tour to the Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate nautical day trip from Cairns! Combine a full-day reef cruise aboard the incredible Evolution yacht with a scenic helicopter flight. You can't find value like this anywhere else! Start your day with up to 5 hours of snorkeling and optional scuba diving and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch. Wrap up your epic day with a scenic helicopter flight with Nautilus Aviation! View the mesmerizing colors and reefs from above as you fly back to Cairns. 

Features 

  • Full-day tour aboard the Evolution Reef Cruise
  • Spacious, 3-level luxury superyacht with air-conditioning 
  • 5 hours of snorkeling or diving in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit 2 stunning outer reef locations
  • Option to add introductory or certified dives
  • Snorkel gear provided
  • Experienced dive instructors on board
  • Friendly staff
  • BBQ lunch included with vegetarian options
  • Tea and coffee provided
  • Licensed bar facilities onboard
  • 25-minute scenic flight above the reef on a Nautilus Aviation helicopter

aerial view of boat and reef


Important Information:

  • Helicopter: 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides
  • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card
  • Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years
  • Minumum age for certified divers: 10+ years
  • Click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire

Sample Itinerary

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7:30 am

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 

8:00 am

Evolution Reef Cruise departs from the Marlin Marina in Cairns

9:20 am 

Arrive at the first location on the Outer Great Barrier Reef for 3 hours of snorkeling or diving

11:30 am

Tuck into a fresh BBQ lunch aboard Evolution

1:00 pm 

Arrive at the second exclusive reef location for about 2 more hours of snorkeling or diving...

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7:30 am

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 

8:00 am

Evolution Reef Cruise departs from the Marlin Marina in Cairns

9:20 am 

Arrive at the first location on the Outer Great Barrier Reef for 3 hours of snorkeling or diving

11:30 am

Tuck into a fresh BBQ lunch aboard Evolution

1:00 pm 

Arrive at the second exclusive reef location for about 2 more hours of snorkeling or diving

2:45 pm

Depart for your 25-minute Nautilus Aviation helicopter flight over the reef

3:15 pm

Arrive back in Cairns


    Snorkeling

    Spend up to 5 hours snorkeling at 2 different reef locations! Become one with the underwater world as you paddle through the warm, turquoise waters and spot various colorful corals and tropical fish. Be on the lookout for other unique sea creatures such as reef sharks, sea turtles, giant clams, and more! Lycra suits are available for your protection during stinger season, and the experienced local staff are there to answer any of your questions. 

    girl snorkeling

    Scuba Diving

    Take your exploration of the reef to the next level with scuba diving! If you're new to diving but you're keen to learn, take part in an introductory scuba dive with qualified PADI instructors. There is no prior experience required, so give it a go! If you're already scuba certified, embark on another spectacular dive and let the experienced instructors help you advance your skills. While visiting some of the most precious and unique coral reefs in the world, you don't want to miss out on scuba diving! 

    group going scuba diving

     Scenic Helicopter Flight

    For the most breathtaking end to your day on the Great Barrier Reef, jump aboard a luxury helicopter with Nautilus Aviation! Spend 25 minutes flying over the kaleidoscope of colors and corals, and take a moment to appreciate how special this Wonder of the Natural World really is. Look out for marine life such as manta rays, sharks, and turtles, and look for whales during the winter months! After your scenic flight, head back to Cairns and arrive at Marina Point around 3:15 pm. 

    Nautilus Aviation Red Helicopter on Hastings Reef Pontoon

    Our Delicious Sample Menu

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    BBQ Lunch

    • Buffet lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian option, and a variety of fresh salads.
    • Contact reservations prior to travel if you have any specific dietary requirements!

    BBQ lunch selection on Evolution Reef Cruise

    Morning Tea - muffins and scones.

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    BBQ Lunch

    • Buffet lunch including fresh fish, prawns, steak, vegetarian option, and a variety of fresh salads.
    • Contact reservations prior to travel if you have any specific dietary requirements!

    BBQ lunch selection on Evolution Reef Cruise

    Morning Tea - muffins and scones.

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    What To Bring

    • Towel and swimsuit
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Change of clothes 
    • Cash or Credit Card for any onboard purchases
    • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card
    • Dive Medical if required

    What's Included

    • Full day tour of the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Evolution reef cruise
    • 2 stops at exclusive reef destinations
    • Modern, spacious superyacht with 3 levels and air-conditioning
    • 5 hours of snorkeling or d...

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    What To Bring

    • Towel and swimsuit
    • Hat and sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Change of clothes 
    • Cash or Credit Card for any onboard purchases
    • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card
    • Dive Medical if required

    What's Included

    • Full day tour of the Great Barrier Reef aboard the Evolution reef cruise
    • 2 stops at exclusive reef destinations
    • Modern, spacious superyacht with 3 levels and air-conditioning
    • 5 hours of snorkeling or diving time with gear provided
    • Buffet BBQ lunch with tea and coffee available
    • Add on up to 3 introductory or certified dives to your day tour (extra cost)
    • PADI-qualified dive instructors to assist your dives
    • Free lycra/sun-suit hire
    • 25-minute Nautilus Aviation scenic helicopter flight 

    What's Extra

    • Up to 3 Introductory or Certified Dives
    • Marine Biologist Snorkel Tour
    • Return transfers ($23pp for Cairns city, $24pp for Northern Beaches)
    • Underwater Camera Hire
    • Purchases from onboard bar
    • $20pp Levy Collected On Arrival (Included In Advertised Price)

    Terms and Conditions

    Important Information:

    • Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. 
    • Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
    • Minimum age for Introductory divers and dive courses: 12+ years and Certified divers: 10+ years. 
    • 130kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

    Your Responsibilities:

    Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

    You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

    It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

    It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

    You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


    Prices/Extra Costs:

    All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

    The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

    *Bookings made from the 1st of March 2023 include Levy Fee.

    We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


    Travel Risk/Insurance:

    It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


    Transfers:

    The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies.


    Merchant Fees:

    Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


    Other: 

    Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

    All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


    Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

    Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

    E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

    You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

    Cancellations

    Client Cancellations:

    All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price. No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

    Sailing Whitsundays are required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period (24 hours). It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

    Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

    It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


    Supplier Cancellations:

    The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

    All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

    In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


    Refunds:

    All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

    Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

    You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


    Accountability/Misconduct:

    All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

    Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

    Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


    Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel/Cairns Tours. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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